Honestly it’s a fantastic all around bike. I’m also in Ontario and for our trails it’s a perfect bike. Super poppy playful and acceleration is great. The biggest upgrade or change that I recommend is change the tires. The dhf and dhr2 are just a little to slow for fast xc riding. I went with Bontragers xr4 front and rear and it really made the bike fun and fast.Hi Trance owners, I’ve been riding an old school XC hardtail (72hta) on mostly XC trails here in southern Ontario, but find myself caught very flat footed on some more tech downhills segments ive been exploring. I was thinking of getting a “downcountry Xc” bike like an Epic Evo but specialized is sold out in Canada for 2021. I did manage to find a trance advanced pro 29 1 in my size though. How do you feel that bike pedals very some or the more XC leaning bikes such as the epic evo or scalpel se? It’s obviously more than enough bike for descents, just hoping it’s not much of a penalty on efficiency. Interestingly weight wise the epic evo comp and adv pro 29 1 are similar weight becasue the giant has superior components for a similar price.